Conservation Grant

New England News
6:06 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

$1.9 Million Awarded to Protect Land from Development in Western Mass.

Farmland in the Berkshire town of Egremont preserved under Massachusetts' Agricultural Preservation Restriction program.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Governor Deval Patrick’s administration recently awarded nearly $2 million in grants to preserve large tracts of undeveloped land in Western Massachusetts.

Last week Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan announced the Landscape Partnership Program is supporting two projects to protect thousands of acres of agricultural and wooded land from development in Franklin and Berkshire Counties.

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WAMC News
5:15 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Vermont Village Gets Grant to Conserve Flood Plain

The Vermont village of Jeffersonville has received a $125,000 grant to help buy and conserve four acres of land in a flood plain that had been slated for development.

The land had been picked as a site for a 16-pump gas station and convenience store.

The grant Vermont Housing and Conservation Board grant will help the community buy the parcel for $402,500 to prevent the proposed development.

Village officials say the site is near the confluence of the Brewster and Lamoille rivers and had major flooding in April 2011.

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